Let’s Crash Scott McCaffrey’s Party

by Scott Brodbeck September 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm 4,268 20 Comments

Sun Gazette editor Scott McCaffrey has been waiting for tonight for months.

According to his blog, McCaffrey has been waiting six months to cover something that’s “likely to happen tonight.” But he’s not saying what it is, so as to not alert “what passes for the competition.”

Since we have some of the smartest readers in town — witness the corrections that go into the comments section the minute we get something wrong — I figured it would be a piece of cake to figure out what story Scotty has been salivating over.

McCaffrey posted an link to a Rod Stewart video to symbolize his infatuation with tonight’s could-be story-of-the-century. In a case of blatant one-upsmanship, we’re posting our own music link: this much more entertaining-with-the-sound-down (you’re at work, right?) Jennifer Lopez video.

So, dear readers, help us out. What’s happening tonight that Scotty doesn’t want us to know about?

Just don’t tell him we’re asking. It’s better if Scotty doesn’t know.

  • LP

    Drawing a huge blank – but curious.

  • Curious

    What’s on the agenda of the Community Development Advisory Committee that meets tonight ?

  • Courthouse Resident

    Sorry Scott – I’m guessing the situation at Discovery building will trump the local news this evening. Better luck next time.

  • bob

    did you ever think that maybe he is the one at the discovery channel? timing is right.

  • Wayne Kubicki

    ACDC meeting tonight – Scott usually attends those. Maybe some unexpected announcement coming?

    • ACDC Hack

      Nothing unusual in the works that I know of.

    • ARLNow Fan

      Well, there’s nothing unexpected for most people, but Scott McCaffery is perhaps the only person in Arlington who believes Chris Zimmerman hasn’t launched his re-election campaign yet.

      McCaffery mistakenly reported this over the summer, even though the Dems nominated Zimmerman in the spring, and his campaign website includes an April press release ‘launching’ his bid, as well as an invite to a May “kick-off event.”

      You might be skeptical, but I’m guessing that’s what all this is about. We’ll know in a day or so.

      • charlie

        zimmie keeps sending me tons of election stuff. so i think he is running.
        maybe lapdog Thes will overthrow Zimmie tonight!! that would be worth the admission price.

  • Skeptical

    Jennifer Lopez is easier on the eyes, that’s for sure.

    Guess #1: The Sun Gazette signs Efrem as Assistant Editor.

    Guess #2: Scott, in best Beatrice and Benedick style, has popped the question to the chick on Arlington Yupette and tonight is her public acceptance. At Screwtop.

    • charlie

      that would be astounding.

  • TGEoA

    Hey, quit stealing my material without credit!

  • so?

    Any ideas now that last night has come and gone?

    • As best I can tell, it was indeed the ACDC campaign kickoff:

      “Zimmerman’s campaign team contended the speech didn’t amount to a campaign kickoff; he did that, they said, in the spring. But it did mark the first time this year that the veteran County Board candidate directly addressed party members. Democrats usually make such speeches much earlier in the year”



      “Kickoff, kickoff, kickoff, kickoff, kickoff! There, I got it out of my [s]ystem.”


      ARLNOW Fan wins for the correct guess. Wayne Kubicki gets an honorable mention for being the first to think it had something to do with ACDC.

      • Skeptical

        Isn’t that kind of like saying you waited six months for the annual change-over from bowler hats to straw boaters?

        I sure didn’t feel the earth move.

        • Scott

          I like a good horse race as much as the next wonk, but getting excited about watching campaign season in Arlington play out is like getting excited to see the final score of a game between the Harlem Globetrotters and the Washington Generals.

          • Captain Obvious

            This post makes me sad for Scott McCaffrey.

  • S. Arl. resident

    Why doesn’t Zimmerman do everyone a favor and retire from the Board? Hasn’t he served long enough or is this a lifetime appointment? Open the field for other Democrats to run….or are they too afraid of him?

    • I love all the ways people come up with to get County Board members off the board (petition drive!) other than “if you don’t like them, you’re welcome to vote for someone else.”

      • Novanglus

        I’d vote for you if you ran, Miles! In this one-party town, we need more contested primaries.


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